Headlight AI, is an award-winning company that enhances visibility and situational awareness for robotics operating in harsh and complex environments.
We are an exciting start-up developing advanced signal processing, deep learning algorithms, and multi-sensor solutions for autonomous robots and systems.
This is our story so far…
After meeting at Entrepreneur First in London (EF9) earlier in the year in 2017, we began conducting market research and exploring challenging industrial and commercial problems that we could solve using our unique deep tech backgrounds.
It was clear that light-based sensing was a technology with great potential across many valuable applications, where visibility and situational awareness are critical (e.g. autonomous vehicles, infrastructure monitoring, security etc.), this led to experimenting with many types of sensors and processing software; even LiDAR on a skateboard in local tunnels!
After securing some initial funding from EF, we began to develop the technology further and working with potential customers in the water and wastewater industry over several technology trials. We were accepted into the PUBLIC programme to further develop the business strategy, start engaging with both the public and private sectors, and to secure further funding.
We secured our seed funding round led by First Derivatives (via Kx Ventures) and this allowed us to expand the team, initiate our 2 Innovate UK projects (Prometheus and Chimera), and continue to develop our product and continue larger trials with customers. We were one of the few tech start-ups invited to 10 Downing Street.
After conducting initial technology trials in sewers in Bristol, we were awarded a contract to survey 8km of the Bournemouth Coastal Interceptor Sewers (BCIS) by Wessex Water. This was a much larger inspection and data processing task, where Telesto™ (now our flagship product) was first deployed in a live sewer.
In 2020, we won several awards for Telesto™; the Utility Pipeline Technology of the year award by the Pipeline Industry Guild and the Innovation Award (for SW England) by the Institute of Water. We were also the finalist in the Engineering Talent Awards.
After working closely together in technology trials over 2019 and 2020, Bright Innovations Group became our first Telesto™ customer and began deploying Telesto™ in assets across the UK water and wastewater network.
Are you driven by innovation through teamwork? Do you want to be part of the next revolution in sensing and navigation for robots or do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts and changes the world? If yes,